These are photos of my child bride's feet. She had a bunion removed and a hammer toe repaired 9 days ago. I wish I had taken "before" photos to show how bad Diane's foot was! A bunion sticks out of the side of the foot, next to the big toe. It is cut open, shaved off, and two screws are put in place to hold the bones behind the big toe in place. That is a pretty normal deal. The hammer toe, which is a toe that is bent back because of a tendon pulling it back is a whole 'nother problem! The tendon has to be wrapped around the top of the toe and stapled in place. The doc said the tendon is real thin and you can split it in two and wrap it around the joint behind the knuckle of the toe and that helps hold it down. She also has a pin inserted into the toe bone to help keep it in place, along with another 2 screws. The pin has to stay in place for 6 weeks. Diane is in an air cast and is hobbling around reasonably well. She was in quite a bit of pain, but that has subsided pretty much now. The biggest worry is not to bend the pin! The nurse told us it's no fun to pull out a bent pin. It's not really causing her any problems, but it's kinda gross to look at!